The Munich-based artist Karina Smigla-Bobinski has taken over space at Turkey’s Odunpazari Modern Museum. The artist has created a unique, interactive kinetic installation dubbed ‘ADA.’ This unique installation was named after Ada Lovelace, one of the world’s first computer programmers. The exhibition features a free-floating tool that is controlled by humans while producing its own autonomous language in charcoal marks. The marks are strewn across the gallery space’s white walls, the ceiling, and the floor.
The design was inspired by the mechanical structures of Jean Tinguely. ‘ADA was created using a transparent, membrane-like globe filled with helium and studded with charcoal spikes. The machine acts as an artist, while visitors can control their trajectory with their own movement. This all comes together to create an evolving series of patterns and signs. The possibilities of automation are transferred into the creative realm, offering a complex structure of symbolic language.
‘ADA’ is set to be on display and in motion at the museum from now until April 12th. Find out more about the installation from the Odunpazari Modern Museum and look for more from the art department coming very soon. In the meantime, stay up to date with all things art here with The Culture Curators.
Photos via Odunpazari Modern Museum